I have some bodyboarder questions: * Sand/rocks in fins (putting your fins on before you get in the water)... in all kinds of bodyboarder videos I see guys putting their fins on first then walking out; whenever I do this my fins get full of sand/pebbles and rip the **** out of my feet in the first few seconds of paddling, I end up having to take them back off in the water, rinse them out (+ socks if I have those on), and put them back on. How do the dudes in the videos deal with this? It can't be the type of fins because they all have the same fins as me (Churchill Makapuu). * Getting out of the water in tricky spots. Similar question, do you take your fins off when still in the water? If so, what do you do with them? I sometimes go to a break in Baja that has an outer break but then has shore-break against rapidly-eroding, extremely steep ( like almost 45 degree slope) sand dunes; the waves are usually good sized there, so the waves go WAY up/down the sand dunes -- when you step on shore, you usually only have maybe 5 or 6 seconds to quickly climb 6+ feet up the dune before the next wave comes, knocks you off your feet and makes you roll back down. Climbing a steep sand dune with fins on is basically impossible. Unfortunately, especially if the water is a little chilly and my fingers are a little numb, and I'm tired/shaky/dizzy after a long sesh, my balance is usually not that good by then and it takes me more like 10-20 seconds to get my fins off so that I can try climbing the dune, at which point 3 waves have grabbed me and rolled me back down to the bottom of the dune, wrapping my leash around my neck and dragging me over the sharp barnacle-covered rocks underwater a few times. If I take my fins off before coming ashore, I end up with fins super awkwardly in 1 hand, making me really slow in the water because I am trying to paddle with 1 hand / kick without fins... I have one idea that like, in tricky spots like this maybe I should take the fins and leash off in the water, then thread the leash through the straps of the fins, then put the leash back on and just swim ashore with the fins floating on/attached to my board?